Jair Jurrjens: Atlanta Braves 2011 Player Preview

What kind of pitcher is Jair Jurrjens?

We finish up the main starting pitching previews/projections with Jair Jurrjens.

Jurrj had an off year last year, but was it due to the injuries that plagued him throughout the year or was it a true indication of the kind of pitcher he really is. This will be a tough one to predict, and I expect a lot of wildly varying numbers.

Click here for an introduction to our Fan Projections Player Preview series.

>>> Click here to fill out the Google Form for Jair Jurrjens'  2011 projections. Your answers can also be posted in the comments section for discussion, but will only be tallied if they are entered in the Google Form.

Jair Jurrjens'  Baseball Reference comparable players by age (1000 equals most comparable). Interesting seeing Juan Marichal up there, oh and look, there's Scott Sanderson again.

Steve Busby (983)
Juan Marichal (979) *
Joel Pineiro (977)
Yovani Gallardo (976)
Art Mahaffey (973)
Bill Stafford (973)
Gary Gentry (971)
Orval Grove (970)
Bill Monbouquette (969)
Scott Sanderson (968)

Jair Jurrjens trivia fact: While six batters from Curacao had made their Major League debut before Jurrjens, Jair was the first ever pitcher from Curacao to pitch in the Major Leagues.

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